The Spatial Sound Institute reveals three more shows for October and November 2016 featuring new works and performances by Stimming and Maarten Vos, Mark Fell, J.G. Biberkopf, Casimir Geelhoed, Dasha Rush and a new updated version of NOQTURNL, the overnight audiovisual performance exploring collective dreamstate by visual artist Florence To and sound designer John Connell.
On 28th of October we welcome again long-term 4DSOUND collaborator Martin Stimming to the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest for the third time this year. Stimming’s continuously evolving 4DSOUND show is entirely instrument-based, including the charismatic presence of the Moog Synth, Micro-Brute, OP-1, Nord Lead 02, and an upright Piano. He controls the sounds coming from his analog synthesizers and drum machines moving in space - all live and completely intuitive. For this special occasion, Stimming invites Maarten Vos a classically trained cellist from the Netherlands who combines his acoustic instrument with live electronics.
From November 18th - 20th, the Spatial Sound Institute presents Ecologies of Listening - an exhibition of evolving sonic sculptures featuring work by electronic music pioneer Mark Fell and emerging young artists J.G. Biberkopf and Casimir Geelhoed. Each in their own way, the artists explore a form of self-organizing sound ecologies that seem to originate from the actual environment. Sounds form a biotope around the listeners, a living space that continues to expand, contract, change and adapt in response to the behaviour of people in the room. The listeners conceive their own personal experience whilst influencing those experiences of others around them, shaping collective ecologies of listening.
The exhibition opens with a vernissage on Friday 18 November starting at 7pm until midnight including live performances by J.G. Biberkopf and Casimir Geelhoed. The following days, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20th of November the exhibit attain of the evolving sound sculptures will be opened from 12am to 10pm both days. More information on the event can be found here.
On November 26th, visual artist Florence To and sound designer John Connell return for a new performance of NOQTURNL, their overnight meditation navigating sleep and dream. Developed over the last two years with 4DSOUND’s Paul Oomen, NOQTURNL has been an evolving part of 4DSOUND’s creative direction. Guiding the audience into a state that drifts between waking and sleeping, Connell and To create a series of spatial ’rooms’ with subtle patterns of light and sonic textures that evolve overnight.
For this occasion, To and Connell will be joined by Dasha Rush who will open the night with ‘Prelude Nocturne’, an exclusive performance by the Russian artist exploring the expansive spatial realities within dream. An established producer, DJ and label head of Full Panda Recordings, Dasha’s electronic experimentalism draws on inspiration from the oblivion and timelessness of sleep, as heard in last year’s Raster Noton album ‘Sleepstep. Sonar Poems for My Sleepless Friends’, and her standout performance in 4DSOUND’s Techno Is Space series in Amsterdam.
The evening will begin at 11:30pm and continue until 7am, or first light, when the audience is invited to share a breakfast together in the space. For anyone interested in the meditative qualities of immersive sound, NOQTURNL is a rare communal experience inside the imaginative potential of our individual and shared dreams. More information on the event can be found here.